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Sudanese Rally for Darfur Tomorrow in D.C.

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Sudanese Rally for Darfur Tomorrow in D.C.

Posted by Katherine Wycisk on May 21, 2009

Tomorrow, Friday, May 22nd, Darfuris and Sudanese from across the country will host a rally outside the White House to pressure the government to take a more active role in providing humanitarian aid to Darfur. The rally will be followed by a briefing on the current situation on the ground at the Institute for Policy Studies. 

Niemat Ahmadi, the Darfuri Liaison Officer for the Save Darfur Coalition, believes that the time is ripe for urgent action considering the steadily worsening conditions in Darfur, where, as Ahmadi notes, “water is scarce, food supplies are low, and the potential spread of diseases puts the lives of many in peril.” These problems are compounded by the fact that in March the Sudanese government expelled 13 NGOs providing aid to the region, and by the fact that the onset of the rainy season makes it more difficult for the aid organizations remaining in the country to get access to the people they are trying to help. 

All are encouraged to attend this rally; to RSVP please visit